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Our State Forester

Mark Goeller became State Forester and Director of Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS) on May 13, 2018. He has served in a variety of positions with the division for the past 33 years, most currently as Fire Management Chief since 2005.

In addition to his regular duties with OFS, Goeller also serves in leadership roles on the state, regional and national levels. He is chair of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group Risk Management Committee and serves on the S-520 Advanced Incident Management Steering Committee. He also chairs the Southern Group of State Foresters Fire Management Chiefs. 

Additionally, Goeller is an Operations Section Chief, having served in that capacity on a Northern Rockies Type I Incident Management Team since 2005. His incident management experience comes from wildfire and all-hazards assignments in twenty-one states. He also serves as chair of Oklahoma’s All-Hazards Standards, Qualifications and Training Committee for Incident Management Teams and a member of the Oklahoma Incident Management Team Advisory Committee. 

Goeller holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture – Forest Management from Oklahoma State University.